CGOA 2014 Design Competition Winner List
With each year’s Design Competition, we are reminded of the crochet love and the depth of talent that abounds and abides in the membership of the Guild. The brilliant designs in this year’s field of entries made me gasp, laugh, cry (in a good way) and quite a few made me enormously envious… like, why couldn’t I have designed that envious. But most of all, working with these entries makes me feel proud to be a crocheter.
I’d like to introduce this year’s judges, who had the impossible task of choosing tonight’s winners:
Jenny King, Susan Lowman, Karen Manthey
Thanks to our magnificent sponsors, we have a gang of cash prizes. Please let them know we appreciate their generous support:
Gwen Blakley Kinsler
Boye, and the Crochet Dude
Creative Yarn Source
WEBS, America’s Yarn Store
Category: Fashion, sponsored by Interweave Crochet
Honorable Mention: “Seashell Dress”; designed by Linda Jefferies
Honorable Mention: “The Claudia Sweater”; designed by Susan Walsh
Third Prize $100: “Purple Majestic Vest”; designed by Maxine Pike
Second Prize $200: “Fantasy Skirt”; designed by Kathryn White
First Prize $300: “Peach Stack”; designed by Annette Hynes
Category: Accessories, sponsored by WEBS, Americas Yarn Store
Honorable Mention: “Reversible Rabbits”; designed by Hazel Furst
Honorable Mention: “Waterfall Collar Necklace”; designed by Jessie Rayot
Honorable Mention: “Riviera Shawlette”; designed by Kathryn White
Third Prize $100: “Pearls”; designed by Jean DeMouy
Second Prize $200: “Crimson Fiesta Shawl”; designed by Theresa Kehrer
First Prize $300: “Fall Leaves Wrap”; designed by Jessie Rayot
Category: Afghans and Home Decor, sponsored by Red Heart
Honorable Mention: “Summer Breeze”; designed by Rena Watson
Third Prize $100: “A Soldier’s Christmas”; designed by Deborah Bagley
Second Prize $200: “Around the World and Back”; designed by Annette Hynes
First Prize $300: “Star Bright Cot Blanket”; designed by Joan Peate
Category: Thread Crochet, sponsored by Boye and the Crochet Dude
Third Prize $100: “Flutter”; designed by Rose Ramirez
Second Prize $200: “Pretty Pathways Doily”; designed by Joyce Geisler
First Prize $300: “Secret Garden”; designed by Kathryn White
Category: Artistic Expression, sponsored by Tulip Company, makers of exceptional tools including Etimo cushion grip crochet hooks
Third Prize $100: “The Deadly Dragon”; designed by Rachel Schuster
Second Prize $200: “Steampunk Amigurumi Soiree”; designed by Donna Childs
First Prize $300: “Backyard Visitors”; designed by Sachiko Adams
Special Award for Technical Merit, sponsored by Designing Vashti, the online crochet pattern boutique.
Technical Merit Award goes to Jennifer Ryan, designer of Celtic Coral Charm and Feileacan Shawl
Anniversary Award $100, sponsored by Gwen Blakley Kinsler
“Backyard Visitors”; Sachiko Adams
Peoples’ Choice Award $100, sponsored by Cari Clement
“Chrysler Art Deco Jewelry Set”; designed by Shari White
$1000 Grand Prize, sponsored by Creative Yarn Source and Mainly Crochet
“Nicky’s Caribbean Adventure”; designed by Dot Drake
SENSACIONAL,MUCHISIMA CREATIVIDAD,A FULL,BENDICIONES
wow…such amazing display of talent…superb designs 🙂 …love all of them…
All these designs are so inspirational! I love the Caribbean Adventure top. 🙂
The winners are inspiring. They give me so many ideas. I can’t imagine being around all that and not picking up my hook to create something myself.
Will any of the entries be available as patterns in the future?
FANTASTIC! So many beautiful and clever designs. Thank you to the judges and sponsors! And thanks to the fabulous Ms. Doris for coordinating everything and taking such good care of our yarn babies!
Such beautiful work. How inspiring they are. Congratulation to all!
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All are exceptionally Beautiful. The 1 Id want now Pattern for Wreath with Soldier. Please.
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